An end to bridge love

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Any­one think­ing of at­tach­ing a ‘love lock’ on the Brook­lyn Bridge have been warned they face a fine for the move. New York City of­fi­cials an­nounced a $100 fine for pro­claim­ing your undy­ing love with a pad­lock on the fa­mous span. Of­fi­cials re­moved hun­dreds of locks and placed signs on the bridge's pedes­trian walk warn­ing vi­o­la­tors of the fine. But the signs aren't with­out hu­mor. One says “No lock, yes lox” with a pic­ture of a crossed out pad­lock and a bagel and lox. Last year, 11,000 locks were re­moved to a tune of $116,000. The locks are a trend seen around the world, but can pose safety and struc­tural haz­ards.

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